3 Yoga Poses for Bedtime

I was asked by the good folks at Casper for some yoga poses that you could do while getting ready for bed. Maybe after a hectic day- you didn’t get a chance for a practice. Now it is time for bed and a few yoga poses can help relieve your day’s stresses and prepare you for a restful sleep.

These three poses can be performed in bed. I recommend holding each pose for two minutes (or about 30 breaths).

Sitting Camel: Sit at the corner of your bed with your legs spread across as wide as you can. Place your hands on the bed behind you with your fingers pointing away from you. Thrust your chest up towards the ceiling, pushing your shoulders down and back at the same time. Point your forehead towards the ceiling as well – not your chin.

This pose targets your tight chest, shoulders and neck muscles. It also stretches your forearms as relief from being of a keyboard.

Sitting Camel to target your tight chest, shoulders, neck and forearms.
Sitting Camel to target your tight chest, shoulders, neck and forearms.

Wide Leg Forward Bend: With legs spread as wide as you can across the corner of the bed, place a pillow in-front of you. Gently bend forward over the pillow keeping your head straight. Breath and relax.

This pose is great for decompression of your lower back, stretching your thighs, relaxing your shoulders and neck muscles.

Wide Leg Forward Bend to relax your back, shoulders and neck.
Wide Leg Forward Bend to relax your back, shoulders and neck.

Reclined Twist: Lay on your back in bed. Shift one hip over the other so that they are stacked and perpendicular to the bed. Stretch out your legs so they are at right angles to each other. Spread your arms and ensure both shoulders are in contact with the bed. Perform on both sides.

A fabulous twist to finish the day. It stretches your lower back, hips and legs.

Reclined twist for relax your lower back, hips and legs.
Reclined twist for relax your lower back, hips and legs.

There you go, with three poses completed in 8 minutes, you are ready for a restful night.

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